COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing
Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions now offers a much-anticipated service for Tennessee employers: Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing. Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions has developed the new service to help you identify asymptomatic employees and enable important professional activities and vital business gatherings to move forward with this additional safety measure in place.
Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing: Get Started
Click the button below to request asymptomatic testing for your employees.
If you are an employer who has already arranged for asymptomatic testing and you have questions, please call (615) 819-5328.
About Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing
We offer two types of asymptomatic testing: PCR and rapid antigen testing.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing is the most accurate and reliable test for diagnosing COVID-19. This test detects genetic material that is specific to the virus. Turnaround time is generally within 24 hours, but results can be in sooner. When demand is high, results can take much longer.
Rapid Antigen Testing
This test detects protein fragments specific to the virus. Since this test is not performed in a lab setting results can be reported in as little as 15 minutes.
Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing service is for adults only and should not be used on anyone who is symptomatic. It is also not to be used if you’re seeking a negative test following a positive result or to end a period of quarantine after sustained exposure. Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing should never be used as a standalone strategy for a return-to-work program. Additional health and safety procedures need to be in place, such as masking, social distancing and daily symptom screenings, to reduce the likelihood of infection.